Contemporary Religion and the Tree of Knowledge

There is a story in the Bible that pretty much sums up most of the world’s largest religions, including mainstream Christianity:

 4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

 5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (Genesis 3:4-5, King James Version)

Notice what the serpent is saying:

  1. God really doesn’t mean what He said.  He just makes all those rules to hold you back.
  2. You won’t die.  You have an immortal soul.  You will continue to live on.
  3. You will be able to decide for yourself what is good and what is evil.  You don’t need to depend upon what God tells you in order to distinguish good from evil.  You can decide that yourself.
  4. Within you is a spirit/god/soul/conscience that can guide you.  You literally are “like God”.  You don’t need to listen to His rules.  Just listen to your heart/conscience.

What happened to them?  They sinned and were thrown out of paradise.  Mankind has been left to form his own governments, his own rules, his own societies and even his own religions ever since.  Mankind became terribly wicked and God wiped most of them off the face of the earth in a worldwide deluge.  Soon after, human beings decided to rebel against God even further and build a tower that reached high up into the sky.

Rebellion is nothing new.  Suffering the consequences of sin is nothing new either.  People deciding for themselves what is right and wrong is nothing new.  Ignoring God’s commandments has been happening from the beginning.

When will we learn?  When will mankind repent?  When will human beings realize that God is the One Who knows best?

Unfortunately, the lesson will not be learned until we almost wipe all life off of the planet.  Jesus Christ will come and stop the carnage.  However, you don’t have to wait until that day to become a member of God’s family.

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